This coming Saturday is the anniversary of the death of Deputy Mellissa “Missy” Powers, who died in the line of duty June 22, 2010.
Deputy Powers was 36 years old when she died. She was responding to a call when she was killed in a traffic accident.
Deputy Powers was hired by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in December of 2006 as a road patrol deputy working in the city of Marathon. In February of 2010, she transferred to road patrol in the Key Largo area. Prior to working for the Sheriff's Office, she worked for the Florida Department of Corrections.